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dropcam-hd

Dropcam announced this morning that they will no longer be using a third party camera vendor. Their new WiFi camera is completely redesigned to include HD quality 720p video, night vision, 2-way audio and digital PTZ. The online viewer has also been enhanced to increase user experience. They are claiming that the Dropcam HD will [...]

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airbeam-1

AirBeam is an app that will turn iOS devices (iPhone, iPod touch or iPad) into a real-time video surveillance system with motion and sound detection. This system is quick and easy to use, but there are a couple caveats to setting things up, so let's take a closer look. Note: Click the images in this review [...]

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nativeunion-play

Native Union hopes so with their latest product, the Play. The Play is a small voice bubble shaped video memo recording device that attaches to your fridge with a magnet. It features a 2.4-inch color LCD screen, camera, microphone and an easy to use 3 button interface. It has 256mb memory that allows up to [...]

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movie.mount

It seems that small point and shoot video cameras like the Flip are going the way of the Dinosaur, as they are being replaced by smartphones like the iPhone 4. But have you ever considered using your iPad 2 as a video camera? Makayama gives you the ability to attach various accessories such as lenses, [...]

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vuezone-v2-9

A couple years ago I had the opportunity to review the VueZone Personal Video Network System. I liked it for its ease of setup, but wished it could do a few things that it couldn't at the time. Fast forward almost 2yrs later and VueZone is now offering their 2nd generation motion detecting cameras and [...]

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apple-tv-1

I used to think my cable box offered all the programming I needed.  As cable prices keep rising, I’ve come to the conclusion that those multi-media boxes and an $8/month subscription to Netflix are a better deal.  While I haven’t gotten rid of cable yet, I have pared down some of the programming from Time [...]

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Avid Studio Review

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Several years ago Avid Technology bought Pinnacle Systems, in their attempt to grab some of the consumer level video market.  Avid is known the world over for their professional level products for video editing, so I was excited at the chance to review their latest product, Avid Studio.  Almost a year ago on this website, [...]

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xtreamer_prodigy

The Xtreamer Prodigy is a next generation Realtek based media streamer with USB 3.0, Card Reader, 256Mb RAM and  512 Mb NAND flash memory, HDMI, an integral IR remote control and room for internal 3.5" HDD (up to 3TB support). Just like previous Xtreamer models it will provide vivid and crisp playback of FULL HD [...]

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Roku XD|S Media Player Review

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In my never ending quest to divorce myself from Comcast and their overpriced cable service, I have been searching for alternate methods for the family to watch our shows. The Mvix Ultio media device was an effort in frustration, that fell well short of my needs and expectations. Fortunately, there are many other options in [...]

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dropcam-android

Last November I reviewed the Dropcam Echo Wi-Fi Security Camera and have been using it ever since. It's a very easy to setup camera that can send email alerts when it detects motion or audio. You can also login to the camera through any web browser to see and listen what is going on live. [...]

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nokia-n8-vid

Who needs traditional video cameras these days when you can create a whole movie or music video with your smartphone? We've seen movies shot with iPhones and now here's what claims to be the first video shot entirely with Nokia's new N8 smartphone. Filmed by Kyle Roberts, this is a fun little song from independent [...]

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canon-5d

For quite some time now I have been a "Canon Guy".  I think many serious amateur photographers fall into one of two camps, "Canon folks" or" Nikon folks".  Cameras are one thing I'm afraid to venture away from my comfort zone. If I got anything but a Canon and didn't like it as much, I'd [...]

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Posted in: Camera Gear, News
dlink-boxee-7

For over 5 months last year, I used my iMac as my TV while my basement was being remodeled. During that time, I was able to keep up on all my favorite shows using Hulu and 'other methods'. Although I did miss not having live TV, it wasn't that bad and I really didn't miss [...]

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Cirago3000

When I was offered the opportunity to review the Cirago TV Platinum Network HD Multimedia Center my first thought was " good grief, not another media center".  I had previously reviewed the Cirago CMC2000 and was duly impressed, so how could this be an improvement.  Then I read the specs and saw that the CMC3000 [...]

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intelbooth

Intel is planning to present its new chip “Sandy Bridge” at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. One of the features they are planning to present is "visibly smart". This feature will enable handling the entire encoding process of a movie in the CPU (including the DRM authentication). The enhanced security should help [...]

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